The L Word is back!
The long-in-the-works The L Word sequel is finally official.
Showtime has ordered an eight-episode follow-up series, which is being eyed for a late 2019 premiere, it was announced Thursday at the Television Critics Association press tour.
Original stars Jennifer Beals, Katherine Moennig and Leisha Hailey will reprise their characters, Betty, Alice and Shane, respectively, and will also serve as executive producers. The trio will be joined by a new crop of characters of “self-possessed LGBTQIA characters experiencing love, heartbreak, sex, setbacks and success in L.A.”
“Marja has brought her unique and contemporary vision to The L Word and blended it beautifully into the fabric of Ilene’s groundbreaking series,” Gary Levine, President of Entertainment at Showtime Networks, said. “This revered show was both entertaining and impactful when it originally ran on Showtime, and we are confident that our new version will do that and more in 2019.”